Huntington B&B was home to General John Hunt Oley

Huntington B&B was home to General John Hunt Oley

Recently I had the privilege of visiting the Chessie Room Bed and Breakfast at Heritage Village in Huntington, West Virginia.  The second floor location above the historic Huntington Bank building, was rented by General John Hunt Oley during the time he lived in...
John Hunt Oley Historical Marker

John Hunt Oley Historical Marker

A new West Virginia state historical marker has been erected in Huntington to honor General John Hunt Oley of the 7th West Virginia Cavalry.   The new marker is located at Heritage Station, on the corner of 11st Street and Veterans Memorial...
Tom Gross and sons visit ancestor’s grave

Tom Gross and sons visit ancestor’s grave

At right, Tom Gross and his two sons visit the grave of their ancestor, Rev. Sebert Warden of Co. L, 7th West Virginia Cavalry.  [Youngest, Jacob Warden on left; Eldest, Thomas Winn, on right.]
Grave of Andrew Jackson Dodson

Grave of Andrew Jackson Dodson

At right, descendant James Townsend visits the grave of his ancestor, Private Andrew Jackson Dodson of Co. L, in French Cemetery, Kanawha County, West Virginia.   Private Dodson’s brother, Private James Robert Dodson also of Co. L, is also buried in the same...
Grave of James Taylor Jenkins, Bugler, Co. G

Grave of James Taylor Jenkins, Bugler, Co. G

As part of the ongoing effort to document the grave locations of soldiers of the 7th West Virginia Cavalry, descendant Eddie Phillips recently shared a photo of his visit to his ancestor’s grave in Dallas County, Texas. James Taylor Jenkins was a bugler in...

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